I am sceptical about buying used machines, but in some instances, they are the most practical choices. Recently, I was looking at used generator sets because I didn’t want to buy something that could cost me a ridiculous amount of money. What I discovered is that the market has limitless numbers of second-hand generators. Settling on a single unit is a nightmare, a fact that I realised during this process. Muddling from one online store to another is tedious in itself. Even after you find the right place to shop, you must consider a million other aspects. Fortunately, I had time to pick the device, which provided me with an opportunity to learn a few things that can be useful to anyone else who wants to buy a used generator.
Know Your Power Needs
I learnt that evaluating the usage of the generator is critical. Not every unit on the market will fulfil your requirements. You could buy a perfectly maintained machine at a throwaway price then find out later that it doesn’t supply sufficient power for all your needs. You can avoid such waste by assessing your power needs adequately. Is it standby power source for a residential property or will it run throughout? A homeowner who only needs to operate a few appliances doesn’t require as much energy as a medium-sized retail outlet. These considerations dictate the right size of generator to get. I found equipment ranging from 80 Kilovolt amps to over 1,200 KVA. Engine sizes matter as well. You can select anything from 200 Hp to 2000 Hp. The more equipment and appliances you have to power, the bigger the generator you should get.